Another man had died reportedly after an accidental fall in Sundernagar subdivision of Mandi district, he said.
The Shimla-Kalka National Highway caved in near diversion to ISBT where work on construction of ropeway is in progress and vehicular traffic including the buses have been diverted to old bus stand, Shimla Deputy Commissioner Rohan Chand Thakur said after visiting the spot.
The National Highway officials have been asked to take immediate measures to ensure that the sliding of hill did not aggravate, he added.
The Hindustan-Tibet National Highway was closed due to landslides and snow from Pangi Nallah to Shipkila. Shimla received 62.2 mm of rains, while Kalpa in Kinnaur had 16 cm of snow and 52 mm rains which broke the record of 2002.
Director Meteorological Department Manmohan Sharma said 12.3 mm actual rainfall has been experienced in the state as against normal rainfall of 2.6 mm yesterday, which is 381 per cent from normal.
The region experienced widespread rains and Kalpa had 70.4 mm participation, while Kumarsain, Shimla and Manali received 56.4 mm, 55.7 mm, and 50.4 mm rains, respectively, till this evening, followed by Bhuntar (50), Rampur (47), Bajaura (46), Jubbal (37), Sunnibaji and Bhoranj (32), Dalhaosie (30), Mashobra (28), Sarahan (27), Khadrala, Solan and Sujanpur (all 26), Keylong and Nadaun (25).
The maximum temperature dropped to 4.6 degrees Celsius at Kalpa, while minimum temperature hovered around freezing point. Una was hottest with maximum temperature at 32.0 degrees Celsius, followed by Sundernagar (30.8), Bhuntar and Nahan (both 28), Solan (25.4), Dharamsala (24.6), Shimla (21.1) and Kalpa (4.6).
The minimum temperatures remained low across the region and Keylong recorded a low of 1.6 degrees Celsius, followed by Manali (3.6), Shimla (6.3), Dharamsala (10.8), Bhuntar (11), Palampur (12), Solan (12.2), Nahan (12.9), Sundernagar (13.7) and Una (17.5).
The local MeT office has predicted rains or snow in mid and higher hills over next two days and thundershowers at many places in lower hills over next two days.
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